|Rag Radio 11-17-2009 / It's the Economy (and why are we so) Stupid? - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A discussion of economics and the economy -- from the local level to the global picture. Guests: *Tim Mahoney, Trustee, Austin Community College, and Richard Whittaker, reporter for the Austin Chronicle. Host: Thorne Dreyer
Keywords: -Economy, Tim Mahoney, Richard Whittaker, Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio
|Rag Radio 05-11-2010 / Novelist Marc Estrin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Marc Estrin about literature, theater, and the movement for peace and justice. Guest: Marc Estrin is a writer and peace activist who lives in Burlington, VT. An award-winning novelist, he is also a theatrical director, a classical musician, and a puppeteer with the famed Bread and Puppet Theater. He is also a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. Producer and host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Marc Estrin; Thorne Dreyer; Literature; Theater; Peace Movement, The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2010-08-17 / Filmmaker Gary Chason - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
A discussion with Gary Chason. Chason is a film and theatrical producer and director, a screenwriter and playwright, an actor and acting coach. He was also a casting director for major filmmakers, including Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich, working on such films as The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, The Getaway, Brewster McCloud, and Pretty Baby. His work in legitimate theater includes a highly acclaimed production of Michael McClure's The Beard in Houston in 1975...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Gary Chason; Filmmakers; Thorne Dreyer; Theater; Screenwriters; Directors; Indie Film; Austin; SDS; The Rag; Sixties; Sexual Freedom League; Underground Press
|Rag Radio 05-04-2010 / El Salvador and the Fair Trade Movement - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-El Salvador and the Fair Trade Movement. Guests: *Bob Cash -- State Director of the Texas Fair Trade Coalition that opposes the current NAFTA-model free trade system. A former factory worker, he has been a staffer for unions, political campaigns, and office holders. *Leah Wilson -- activist and organizer from Austin now living in El Salvador. She works with the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), a grassroots organizing supporting self-determination, and social and ...
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Cash; Leah Wilson; Fair Trade Movement; El Salvador; NAFTA; CISPES
|Rag Radio 2012-08-24 - The Seedling Foundation and Truth Be Told - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Our guests are Nathalie Sorrell, Carol Waid, and Rutanya Pearson of Truth Be Told ("Helping Women Behind and Beyond Bars" in Texas), and Sari Waxler of the Seedling Foundation ("Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents"). This podcast was recorded during KOOP's membership drive and includes fundraising pitches. Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz...
Keywords: Rag Radio; The Seedling Foundation; Truth Be Told; Texas Prisons
|Rag Radio 12-01-2009 / Filmmaker Turk Pipkin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Turk Pipkin. A discussion of the life and work of the multi-talented artist with a special focus on his new film, One Peace at a Time. Guest: •Turk Pipkin -- Austin-based writer, television and film actor, New York Times bestselling author and filmmaker. Co-founder of the education and action nonprofit, The Nobelity Project.
Keywords: -Filmmakers, Actors, Authors, Nobelity Project
|Rag Radio 2011-01-28 / TX Observer Editor Bob Moser & Poet-Playwright Gregg Barrios - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bob Moser edits The Texas Observer. A native North Carolinian, he edited the award-winning Independent Weekly before being named a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Bob has been a senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center and a senior editor at The Nation. He's the author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South's Democratic Majority. Texas native Gregg Barrios is a playwright and poet who wrote for the Los Angeles Times, was a book editor at the San Antonio Express-News, an editorial page...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Moser; Gregg Barrios; Texas Observer; Journalists; Poets; Playwrights; The Rag; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio - 2010-07-13 / Former Diplomat Col. Ann Wright on Gaza Flotilla & more - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Col. Ann Wright spent 29 years in the U.S. Army and 16 years with the State Department –- as a political officer in the U.S. Foreign Service. In 1997 she won the State Department’s Award for Heroism. In 2003, she resigned in protest against the Iraq War and other U.S. policies she could no longer defend, and has become a major force in the movements for peace and justice. She has disrupted Congressional hearings, has been arrested for civil disobedience, and has worked hard in support of ant...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Col. Ann Wright; Gaza Freedom Flotilla; Thorne Dreyer; Peace Movement; Activists; U.S. Diplomats; Palestinian Blockade
|Rag Radio 10-06-2009 / Journalist Larry Ray - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Conversation with Larry Ray, Rag Blog columnist and retired television journalist. Reflections on a life in journalism, including a stint as a television news host in Austin in the 1950’s and as a war correspondent in Vietnam. Produced and hosted by Thorne Dreyer.
Keywords: Larry Ray; Journalism; Vietnam; Austin; The Rag BLog; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer
|Rag Radio 2011-01-14 / Austin Chronicle News Editor Michael King - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Michael King is the News Editor of the Austin Chronicle, where he has reported on state and city politics since 2001, and writes the weekly column, “Point Austin.” Born a Hoosier in Northwest Indiana, he was educated at Indiana University and Yale University, receiving a Ph.D. in 1977. He edited The Spectator in Bloomington, Indiana, an early 60s underground paper. He was in the English Department of UT Austin from 1977 to 1985, and has worked in shoe stores and steel mills, libraries and la...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Michael King; Austin Chronicle; Journalists; Texas Politics; Underground Press; Sixties
|Rag Radio 2011-06-24 / Environmental Activist Diane Wilson, Author of 'Eco-Outlaw' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Environmental activist Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation shrimper from Seadrift, Texas -- and a mother of five -- has earned the wrath of industrial polluters everywhere. She has been arrested 50 times and has participated in disruptions of U.S. Senate hearings and corporate shareholder gatherings in Houston, Taipei, and London. Wilson was Mother Jones magazine's "Hell-Raiser of the Month," and was one of Grist's "13 Badass Greens." She was a founder of CodePink, the Texas Jail Project, and Inju...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Diane Wilson; Environmentalists; Activists; Authors
|Rag Radio 01-12-2010 /Trial Judge, Cherokee Indian and 60s activist Steve Russell - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Steve Russell, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is a Texas trial court judge by assignment. He's a retired associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University, and a veteran of 60s activism and a former staffer at Austin's underground paper, The Rag. He is a columnist for Indian Country Today and a contributor to The Rag Blog. We discuss crime and punishment, the status of American Indians, and issues facing progressives today...
Keywords: Steve Russell; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Criminal Justice; Judges; Native Americans; American Indians; Educators; Underground Press; Sixties; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Activists; Austin History
|Rag Radio - 2010-07-20 / Activist Carl Davidson on U.S. Social Forum - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Carl Davidson is a widely known writer and political activist. He is active in the Solidarity Economy Movement and is national co-chair of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS), and is webmaster of Progressives for Obama. Carl was a leader of the 60s New Left, a national officer of SDS, and editor of the Guardian. We discuss the World Social Forum movement and the recent U.S...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Carl Davidson; U.S. Social Forum; SDS; New Left; Socialism; Activists; Solidarity Economy
|Rag Radio 2014-04-04 - Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias, American Catholic Priest and Austin School Trustee (April 4, 2014) - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Hon. Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias -- an Austin community activist, a priest in the American Catholic Church, and the first openly-gay member of the Austin School Board -- joins Thorne Dreyer in a lively discussion of issues ranging from Pope Francis and his emphasis on inclusion, to the threat to public education from privatization and charter schools, to gentrification and displacement of minorities and the poor in East Austin...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Jayme Mathias; Austin School Board; Public Education; American Catholic Church; East Austin; Gentrification; Charter Schools; LGBT; Community Activists; Pope Francis
|Rag Radio 12-15-2009 / The Politics of Water with Bill Bunch - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-The politics of water. A conversation with Bill Bunch, director of Austin's Save Our Springs Alliance. A discussion of environmental issues facing Austin and Central Texas. We are joined in the discussion by Roger Baker.
Keywords: -Bill Bunch, Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio, Save Our Springs, Environmental Activists
|Rag Radio 2011-11-11 / Author and Sustainability Advocate Ellen LaConte - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Ellen LaConte refers to herself as an “independent scholar, organic gardener, gregarious recluse, and freelance writer living in the Yadkin River watershed of the Piedmont bioregion of North Carolina.” A contributor to The Rag Blog, LaConte is the author of a controversial, widely-endorsed “meta-synthesis” book, “Life Rules: Why so much is going wrong everywhere at once and how Life teaches us to fix it.” A summary of her philosophy: “The global economy has gone viral...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Ellen LaConte; Sustainability; Global Economy; Ecology
|Rag Radio 2011-07-22 / Sustainability Activist Scott Pittman, founder of Permaculture Institute - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Scott Pittman is a sustainability activist and permaculture teacher. He was a founder of the Permaculture Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and helped to establish the permaculture movement in the U.S. Southwest. The mission of the Permaculture Institute is to promote sustainable living skills through education, networking, and demonstration projects. Scott's experience includes working with indigenous and traditional people worldwide, designing projects that range from backyards to thousand-ac...
Keywords: The Rag; Underground Press; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Wayne Kramer; Scott Pittman; Permaculture; Sustainability; Sixties; Activists; Educators
|Rag Radio 2011-03-04 / Historian John McMillian, author of "Smoking Typewriters" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
John McMillian is Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University. He is the author of "Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America," published by Oxford University Press, January 2011. He is the co-editor of "The Radical Reader," "The New Left Revisited," "Protest Nation," and "The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture." He lives in Atlanta, Georgia...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; John McMillian; Underground Press; The Rag; Liberation News Service; Sixties; American History
|Rag Radio 2010-09-14 / New Left Leader and Underground Press Editor Jeffrey Nightbyrd - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Jeffrey Nightbyrd was a major figure in the Sixties New Left and the underground and alternative press. Nightbyrd -- formerly Jeff Shero -- served as national vice president of SDS and was active with the Yippies. He was a founder of The Rag in Austin and edited the Austin Sun and New York's RAT. The Rag was one of the most influential of the first wave of underground papers and RAT gained national noteriety for its political and cultural coverage...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jeffrey Nightbyrd; Thorne Dreyer; Abbie Hoffman; New Left; SDS; Sixties; Underground Press; Austin Sun; The Rag; Michael Eakin; Yippies
|Rag Radio 12-08-2009 / Remembering Molly Ivins w/Bill Minutaglio & Kaye Northcott - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Remembering Molly Ivins with author Bill Minutaglio and journalist Kaye Northcott. Reflections on the great Texas author, newspaper columnist, populist, humorist, and legendary character -- who died recently after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Guests: *Bill Minutaglio, an award-winning journalist and professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of "Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life" with W...
Keywords: -Molly Ivins; Bill Minutaglio; Kaye Northcott; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Journalists; Authors; Texas Observer; The Rag; Texas History; Populists
|Rag Radio 2012-01-13 / UT Govt & International Relations Prof David Edwards - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
David Edwards teaches political and social theory, American politics, public policy, and international relations at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught for 47 years. He also has served as a consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Industrial Management Center, and the Danforth Foundation. He is the author of Creating a New World Politics, Arms Control in International Politics, The American Political Experience (four editions), and Practicing American Politics, an...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; David Edwards; UT-Austin; International Relations
|Rag Radio - 2010-06-08 / Sixties Activist Bill Ayers - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
A conversation with distinguished scholar and education reform theorist Bill Ayers about the Sixties, SDS, and the Weather Underground; about the educational system in America and efforts to reform it. Includes a discussion of Ayers' time as a fugitive with reflection on the tactics used by the Weathermen and other groups -- and attempts by the right wing to connect Ayers with presidential candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 elections...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bill Ayers; Thorne Dreyer; Weather Underground; SDS; Sixties, Social Justice; Educational Reform
|RagRadio2011-05-13 / Artist, Musician, Actor & Comic Kerry Awn - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Kerry Awn is an acclaimed artist, muralist, musician, actor, and comic. Since the '70s he's been one of Austin's premier rock poster and album cover artists, and his illustrations appeared prominently in underground papers The Rag and Space City!. Kerry has spent over three decades in Austin performing with the famed sketch comedy group, Esther's Follies, the comedy rock band Uranium Savages, and as a stand-up comic...
Keywords: Underground Press; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Kerry Awn; Artists; Musicians; Esther's Follies; The Rag; Space City; Uranium Savages
|Rag Radio 2011-04-08 / Musician and Author Jesse Sublett - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Jesse Sublett is an Austin musician, author, and artist. In the years since 1978, when he shook up the Austin music scene with his punk band The Skunks, Jesse has branched out into writing -- as a novelist, journalist and sometime screenwriter - and into visual art. His mystery novels feature a bass-playing sleuth. His 2004 memoir, Never the Same Again: A Rock n Roll Gothic, ties together his experiences as a musician in 70s-80s Austin and Los Angeles, with his truly death-defying struggle with ...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Jesse Sublett; Austin; The Skunks; Writers; Musicians
|Rag Radio 2011-04-29 / Musicians Cleve and Sweet Mary Hattersley of Greezy Wheels - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Cleve and Sweet Mary Hattersley were founders of Austin’s historic band, Greezy Wheels. Pioneers of the “progressive country” movement in the 70s, Greezy Wheels served as the unofficial house band at the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters. Guitarist and writer Cleve and “fiddler extraordinaire” Mary led the group that, according to the Austin Chronicle’s Margaret Moser, “owned Austin back around 1974." Cleve and Mary discuss Austin music history, the evolution of the “America...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Greezy Wheels; Cleve Hattersley; Sweet Mary Hattersley; Musicians; Austin History; Armadillo World Headquarters
|Rag Radio 2011-01-07 -- Political Consultant and Progressive Blogger Glenn W. Smith - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Glenn W. Smith is a writer, blogger, activist, and political consultant. He is the creator of DogCanyon, a political and cultural website covering state, national, and global issues from a Texas perspective. Smith led Ann Richards’ successful 1990 campaign for governor of Texas and worked for former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby and U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen. In 2004, he authored the highly acclaimed book, "The Politics of Deceit: Saving Freedom and Democracy from Extinction." He was a political ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Glenn W. Smith; Journalists; Bloggers; DogCanyon; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2011-06-10 / Iraq Veterans Against the War - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Our guests were members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) who are involved in organizing efforts with GI's at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas -- especially around Operation Recovery and the Under the Hood GI coffeehouse. Aaron Hughes served with the Illinois National Guard in Kuwait. He received an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University in 2009 and today is the Organizing Team Leader for Iraq Veterans Against the War...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Iraq Veterans Against the War; Aaron Hughes; Malachi Muncy; Scott Kimball; Under the Hood; Fort Hood; Anti-War GIs
|Rag Radio 2011-03-18 / Rock Journalist and Author Joe Nick Patoski - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Joe Nick Patoski is the author of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life and has authored and co-authored biographies of Selena and Stevie Ray Vaughan and collaborated on books about the Texas Mountains, the Texas Coast, and Big Bend National Park. He was an editor at Texas Monthly and a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and Rolling Stone. His latest book is Generations on the Land, and he is currently working on a cultural history of the Dal...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Joe Nick Patoski; Hector Saldaña; Texas Music; SXSW; Willie Nelson; The Krayolas
|Rag Radio 12-22-2009 / Environmental and Peace Activist Alyssa Burgin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Alyssa Burgin, activist and organizer for environmental, political, and social justice issues. A fifth-generation Texan, she is the daughter of a labor union organizer and a San Antonio newspaperwoman and artist. She has been a grassroots lobbyist for climate change legislation and started the Texas Drought Project to educate Texans about coming water crises. She is media and outreach director of Texans for Peace...
Keywords: -Alyssa Burgin, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Environmental Activists, Texans for Peace, Social Justice
|Rag Radio 2011-05-20 / Cultural Historian Richard Pells - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Richard Pells is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of four books on American culture in the 20th century including his latest, Modernist America: Art, Music, Movies, & the Globalization of American Culture, Pells has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., as well as six Fulbright chairs and senior lectureships...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Richard Pells; Cultural History, Authors, UT-Austin
|Rag Radio 2012-09-07 - Political Analysts Glenn W. Smith & Peck Young on 2012 Presidential Elections - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Political analysts Glenn W. Smith and Peck Young join host Thorne Dreyer in discussing the Republican and Democratic conventions and 2012 presidential elections. Glenn W. Smith has spent the past 30 years as a writer, campaign manager, activist, and think tank analyst. A former political reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post, Smith led Ann Richards’ successful 1990 campaign for Governor of Texas and worked for Texas Lt...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Glenn W Smith; Peck Young; Thorne Dreyer
|Rag Radio 2011-02-18 / Austin Sculptor and Activist Barry George on Trip to Palestine - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Barry George is an Austin sculptor and social activist. In 1986 he began working with found objects and making yard sculptures. Now much of his work is interactive, requiring the viewer to manipulate the sculpture. Also in 1986 – as El Salvador and Nicaragua were experiencing upheaval – he started Bikes Not Bombs in Austin, a project that gathered bicycles and sent them to Nicaragua. Barry recently returned from a visit to Palestine where he was part of a Christian Peacemaker Team in the Heb...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Barry George; Palestine; Sculptors; Artists; Activists; Austin
|Rag Radio 11-17-2009 / Economics and the Global Economy - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-“It’s the Economy (and why are we so) Stupid?” A discussion of our economic system and the recent economic crisis, in the context of the global economy. Why are Americans so poorly informed about such matters, and how can that be changed. Guests: •Tim Mahoney -- Trustee, Austin Community College; •Richard Whittaker -- political writer, Austin Chronicle. Host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz
Keywords: -Economics, World Economy
|Rag Radio 2011-05-27 / Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Author of 'Immigrants Raising Citizens' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Hirokazu Yoshikawa is professor of education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. He is a developmental and community psychologist who conducts research on the development of young children in immigrant families. He is a member of the Board on Children, Youth and Families of the National Academy of Sciences and regularly advises government agencies, foundations, and educational organizations in the United States and abroad...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Psychologists, Authors, Immigration, Education
|Rag Radio 2010-09-28 / Journalist and filmmaker Danny Schechter - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Danny Schechter is a journalist, author, Emmy award-winning television producer, independent filmmaker, and media critic. He is a co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company. He was a producer for ABC News 20/20 where he won two national Emmys and was nominated for two others. He was also a producer on the start-up staff at CNN. After college, he was a full time civil rights worker and then communications director of the Northern Stu...
Keywords: Underground Press, Rag Radio; Danny Schechter; Thorne Dreyer; Wall Street; Journalists; Filmmakers; Civil Rights Movement; Journalism; Sixties; Alternative Media
|Rag Radio 2013-02-15 - Music Journalist & Musician Hector Saldaña of The Krayolas - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Music journalist and rock musician Hector Saldaña and his brother David co-founded The Krayolas -- the pioneering San Antonio-based '70s "power pop" garage band that was hailed as the “Tex-Mex Beatles" -- in 1975. The Krayolas have had four hit albums since the brothers brought the group back to life in 2007 after a 21-year hiatus. Hector is The Krayolas' chief songwriter and plays rhythm guitar and harmonica for the group and is also senior staff writer and music columnist at the San Antonio...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Hector Saldana; The Krayolas; KOOP; David Saldana; Thorne Dreyer; Rock Musicians; Tejano Music; San Antonio Music
|Rag Radio 2012-08-03 - Leftist Journalist Jack A. Smith, Former Editor, the Guardian (U.S.) - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Long-time radical activist and progressive journalist Jack A. Smith worked with the leftist newsweekly, the Guardian (originally the National Guardian), for 21 years, as a writer, news editor, and then editor. The National Guardian was founded in 1948 to promote the views of the Progressive Party and during the late 1960s through the 1970s the Guardian was the largest circulation independent left-wing paper in the United States...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jack A. Smith; Thorne Dreyer; National Guardian; Progressive Journalists; American Leftists; Sixties; Draft Resisters
|Rag Radio 2011-01-21 / Latina Rocker Patricia Vonne & Singer-Songwriter Gina Chavez - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Patricia Vonne is a Latin-roots rocker and song stylist. The Austin Chronicle has said she “is quickly taking her place among Texas’ musical treasures.” She is also a screen actress and the sister of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Gina Chavez is an indie folk-rock singer-songwriter whose style has been called a cross between Sheryl Crow and Selena. Chavez is also an activist who established Austin 4 El Salvador, a college scholarship fund for girls from a gang-dominated suburb of...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Patricia Vonne; Gina Chavez, Musicians, Austin, Latinas, Activists
|Rag Radio 2011-09-02 / Film Historian Chale Nafus of the Austin Film Society - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Chale Nafus was a founding member of the Austin Film Society and now serves as the group’s Director of Programming. He taught film studies for 26 years at Austin Community College, where he also served as Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division and head of the Radio-Television-Film Department. Chale also taught at the Universidad de Puerto Rico (Mayaguez) and in the City University of New York system...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Chale Nafus; Austin Film Society; Film History
|Rag Radio 2010-11-19 / Author Philip Russell on The History of Mexico - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Philip Russell is an author and historian who lives in Austin. His sixth book is "The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present." It traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest to the election of 2006. Russell became fascinated with Mexico when visiting that country to explore caves and then spent many months hiking with a backpack to Indian villages without roads...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Philip Russell; Thorne Dreyer; Mexico; Authors; The Rag; Historians
|Rag Radio 10-13-2009 / Health Care Reform w/Rev. Jim Rigby & Jesse Romero - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Discussion about the fight for single-payer universal health care, Congress’ attempts at health care reform, and the priorities of our government regarding expenditures for war and for social services. Guests: *Rev. Jim Rigby -- Pastor, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Austin, and activist for social justice. *Jesse Romero – Texas State Director, Health Care for America Now. Hosted by Thorne Dreyer.
Keywords: -Universal Health Care; Jim Rigby; Jesse Romero; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer
|Rag Radio 2012-08-10 - Bruce Melton & Roger Baker on Climate Change & the Global 'Tipping Point' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Rag Blog writers Bruce Melton and Roger Baker discuss developments in climate science, including the current record-setting heat wave and drought, in the context of increasing global warming caused by man-made climate change. And they talk about the potential confluence of global crises -- including climate change, peak oil, population growth, and the widespread destruction of ecosystems -- that could lead to major global disasters including famine and hunger wars...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bruce Melton; Roger Baker; Climate Change; Global Warming; Environment; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2010-12-10 / Journalist and Environmental Activist Harvey Wasserman - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Harvey Wasserman is an activist, author, investigative journalist, editor, talk show host, and educator. He is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth and Harvey Wasserman’s History of the United States. He helped break the news stories surrounding the theft of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio. He is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. In 1968 he helped found the legendary anti-war Liberation News Service (LNS)...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Harvey Wasserman; No Nukes; The Rag Blog; Authors; Activists; Journalists; Liberation News Service; Underground Press; Sixties; Alternative Energy
|Rag Radio 2010-06-15 / World Cup: Bringing the World Together - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Discussion about the World Cup and about soccer as sociology and spectacle. Guests: Carlos Lowry and Futbol en Vivo host David Alvarez. Producer and host: Thorne Dreyer. Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: Rag Radio; World Cup; Soccer; Carlos Lowry, David Alvarez; Thorne Dreyer; Sports
|Rag Radio 2011-07-15 / Community Organizer Linda Stout, Author of "Collective Visioning" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Linda Stout is the founder and director of Spirit in Action, a nonprofit organization involved in broad-based movement building, working with diverse communities, grassroots groups, and social justice organizations. She previously led the Piedmont Peace Project in North Carolina, which won the National Grassroots Peace Award. She is the author of "Bridging the Class Divide." Her latest book is "Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future." Host and Produc...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Linda Stout; Authors; Community Organizers; Social Activists
|Rag Radio 2009-09-29 / The Rag & the Underground Press - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-The story of The Rag, Austin’s influential underground paper (1966-1977), and the historic role of the Sixties underground press. Guests: *Alice Embree - a founder of The Rag, leader in 60’s New Left and women’s movement. Austin activist. Board member of New Journalism Project and contributor to The Rag Blog. *Jeffrey Shero Nightbyrd – a founder of Austin’s Sixties underground paper, The Rag, and editor of the Austin Sun and New York’s RAT...
Keywords: The Rag; Underground Press; Jeffery Nightbyrd; Alice Embree; Alan Pogue; James Retherford; Thorne Dreyer; Sixties; Rag Radio; Jeff Shero
|Rag Radio 2010-12-17 / Anti-Gentrification Activist Bo McCarver - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bo McCarver is a community organizer and builder who has been in the forefront of the struggle against gentrification in East Austin. A Vietnam Vet born in Slaton, Texas, McCarver has masters degrees in journalism and fine arts and a Ph.D. in anthropology. McCarver personally builds -- and acquires and rehabs -- rundown houses. He is chair of the Blackland Community Development Corporation that has for 25 years provided affordable housing to diverse low-income households, and to senior citizens ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bo McCarver; Gentrification; East Austin; Homeless; Community Activists
|Rag Radio 11-03-2009 / The Poetry of Mariann Wizard and Larry Piltz - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Mariann Wizard and Larry Piltz -- both regular contributors to The Rag Blog -- read and discuss their poetry as well as their personal histories, how they work, and issues involving poetry and social change. Guests:*Mariann Wizard is a political activist, writer -- she writes scientific reviews of natural medicines -- and widely published poet. Mariann was a founder of The Rag in Austin in 1966 and was active in the 60s New Left...
Keywords: -Mariann Wizard, Larry Piltz, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Poetry, Poets, Writers, Activists, The Rag, The Rag Blog, New Left, Sixties
|Rag Radio 2011-08-12 / Bob Cheevers, TX Music Awards 2011 Singer/Songwriter of the Year - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bob Cheevers is the Texas Music Awards 2011 “Singer/Songwriter of the Year.” Cheevers recounts his experiences over a professional lifetime in four music capitals: Memphis, LA, Nashville, and now Austin, where he has found renewed creative energy. An Emmy-winning recording artist, Cheevers was also a winner at the Kerrville and Napa Valley music festivals, had pop hits in the 60’s and 70’s while working in LA, and has had top-20 hits on the Americana charts...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Cheevers; Musicians, Singer/Songwriters
|Rag Radio 2010-10-05 -- Death Penalty and Mumia Abu-Jamal w/Joe Dubovy & Akwasi Evans - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
A discussion about the death penalty and the cases of Mumia Abu-Jamal -- an African American journalist who has been on death row for 28 years -- Rodney Reed, and Cameron Todd Willingham. Guests: anti-death penalty activist Joe Dubovy and progressive journalist Akwasi Evans. Joe Dubovy was a founder of the New York Committee to Repeal the Death Penalty, which played a major role in overturning the death penalty -- and is the organizer of the Reed-Mumia Solidarity Committee that held a rally in A...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Joe Dubovy; Akwasi Evans; Mumia Abu-Jamal; Rodney Reed; Cameron Todd Willingham; Death Penalty; Journalists; Activists